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    • 11.01.14 | 03:20 (IST)

    Dr. Lebens equates a parent's right to circumcise with his/her right to remove an "unsightly" birthmark or "deformity." Really? Does he know about the rare congenital condition of Aposthia - being born without a foreskin. THAT is considered a defect. Circumcision does not correct a defect - it creates one. A penis missing its covering, it's protection, it's natural lubrication, its sensitivity, it's ridged band, it's 20,000 fine touch nerve endings, its frenulum, it's movable sleeve, etc. And this is done painfully, and forcefully, and permanently. No medical association in the world recommends it. No child should be branded in this way.

    from the article: A case for Jewish circumcision
    First published 23:33 09.01.14 | Last updated 23:33 09.01.14
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